In their Jan. 31 home matchup with Clarendon Hall Academy, the Jefferson Davis Academy boys varsity basketball team was determined not to let their rivals get into a comfort zone.
Jefferson Davis Academy's defensive pressure proved too much for Clarendon Hall Academy as the team rolled to a 48-30 victory.
For the Raiders, Will Gee led the way as the Raiders forced the Saints into eight first-quarter turnovers in a 17-4 run.
Gee, who had six points in the opening quarter, finished with a game-high 24 points, seven steals and eight assists.
The Raiders took a 30-15 halftime lead and kept the Saints at bay throughout the second half with a 18-15 scoring run to close out the contest.
JDA coach Bart Owens said the team came out with great intensity.
"We talked about not letting up and playing hard all the way through," Owens said. "Great defensive effort, especially on the boards."
The Raiders had a season-high four players to score in double figures.
One of those players was center David Frederick. Frederick had one of his best performances of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Also playing well were Ross Kinard and Alton Atkins with eight points each.
Rounding out the scoring included Anderson Langford with seven points, four steals and two assists; Makenzie Webster with three points and four steals and Dalton Bell and Cameron Polston with two points each.
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